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San francisco chowhound seeking graduation dinner recommendations in the Tacoma/Seattle area

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My daughter is graduating college next month in tacoma. I'm looking for a nice, moderately priced place for seafood, prefably that takes reservations. (we'll be 9 ). Any suggestions?

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  1. do a search here or on google for the lobster shop in tacoma or salty's at redondo.
    you can thank me later.

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    1. re: bighound

      I think the Lobster Shop has really gone down hill. The quality of the food was average at best when I was there about two months ago. I don't plan on returning.

    2. I suggest Indochine which is Asian Fusian. They do seafood well, especially tuna.
      I agree, the Lobster Shop is no longer a Chowhound destination.

      1. You may also want to try Stanley and Seaforts - I haven't been in a few years, but the view is great and the food was good (not outstanding, just good). You'd definitely want a reservation for a window table if you could get it.

        1. I am in love with Pacific Grill in downtown Tacoma. Their menu is a bit small, but the quality is consistently superb. It may be a little pricey but well worth it for a special occasion and please call with that reservation, I am sure they could accomodate you! The chef/ Owner Gordon Naccarato is an active member of the community and very respected. His staff loves him too, which says a lot. This would be my first pick for seafood in Tacoma.

          1. If your willing to drive up to Seattle, Ray's Boathouse is nice, with a beautiful view. I would eat in the upstairs cafe which is cheaper, but now with a good selection. If your willing to spend $25-30 a plate the Oceanier is fantastic!

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            1. re: japhyjones

              Thanks for the suggestions. I'll let you know how it works out...